Internet Users Are Spending More Time on Smartphones and Laptops amid the Pandemic

As large numbers of people continue to work, study and connect with friends from home, they’re spending more time on portable internet devices. US smartphone and laptop usage has surged, and according to respondents from a June 2020 GlobalWebIndex report 45% and 43% have increased time spent on these devices respectively. 

Internet users are also seeking alternative modes of entertainment as many extracurricular activities remain on pause –– 29% of survey respondents increased their use of smart TV/ media streaming devices and 17% have increased time spent on game consoles. 

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